Hospers, Iowa — The Hospers Fire Department was called to a barn fire on Monday, April 11, 2016 near Hospers.
According to Hospers Fire Chief John Schwartz, about 9:40 PM, the Hospers Fire Department was called to the report of structure fire with smoke coming from the roof of the barn at 3727 Kingbird Avenue, two and a half miles north of Newkirk. Schwartz says that’s Rod Korver’s place.
The chief says the fire department saw smoke coming from the roof as they approached the scene. He says they used water both inside and outside of the building to fight the fire.
Schwartz says no injuries were reported.
He says the property owner had been tearing the roof off of the barn, and was burning the old shingles. He says that fire got out of control and started the barn on fire.
Chief Schwartz reports that there was minimal damage.
He says they used about 300 gallons of water to fight the fire, and crews were on scene for about an hour.